Business

1:33pm

Wed July 9, 2014
Travel

CDOT Tries Lane Experiment To Relieve I-25 Congestion

Traffic on I-25
Jared Tarbell Flickr-Creative Commons

The Colorado Department of Transportation is piloting new lane striping as a way to reduce traffic congestion for a stretch of southbound I-25 near Centennial.

They are creating a temporary "Direct Lane" for through traffic between County Line and Lincoln, and will spend several weeks assessing its efficacy.

Read more

10:28am

Sat July 5, 2014
Beer

Breweries Double Nationwide With The West Leading The Way

States in the Mountain West make up the majority of breweries.
Credit Jeremy Brooks / Flickr - Creative Commons

If you’re a fan of craft beer, you’re not alone. Breweries nationwide have doubled between 2007 and 2012, with shipments of $28 billion. That marks a 33.6 percent growth in revenue within a five-year span. Colorado is one of a handful of states that have led the way.

Read more

6:38am

Thu July 3, 2014
Jobs Report

U.S. Added 288,000 Jobs In June, Labor Department Says

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 11:27 am

Analysts' expectations of continued growth in the jobs report for June were surpassed by federal data issued this morning, as the Labor Department says U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs last month. The government released the numbers one day early because of the July 4 holiday.

Update at 8:35 a.m. ET: 288,000 Jobs Added

"Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent," the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.

Read more

2:17pm

Wed July 2, 2014
Planet Money

The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else's Salary

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 5:20 pm

Paycheck
iStockphoto.com

Dane Atkinson is a tech entrepreneur who started his first company at 17 and has run almost a dozen more since. He's so friendly that he manages to sound cheerful while explaining the art of hiring workers for as little money possible.

"I have on many occasions paid the exact same skill set wildly different fees because I was able to negotiate with one person better than another," he says.

Some employees were worth $70,000 a year, but only asked for $50,000 a year. So, he says, he paid them $50,000 a year.

Read more

7:43am

Wed July 2, 2014
Business

Weld County Wages Low For State, But Growing Fast

A drill rig in Northern Colorado
KUNC

Weld County had the largest increase in employment in the country in 2013. But compared to the rest of Front Range, its wages are relatively low.

That difference is quickly changing though, as the impacts of the energy boom continue to trickle through the region's economy.

Read more

Pages